Yummy Indian curry recipes to try out

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We all like to eat curry in lunch and dinner. There are some special curries that we love to eat. What if you could make those curries at home? You will not have to depend on restaurants for eating tasty dishes. We can prepare these curry recipes at home.

Paneer Butter Masala

This is a popular curry that we eat in restaurants. It has Paneer pieces dipped in gravy sautéed with butter. This is also known as Paneer Makhani. You can eat this dish with rice, chapati, paratha and puri.

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Ingredients –

  1. Paneer – 250g
  2. Butter – 2 tablespoons
  3. Onion – 1
  4. Tomato – 2
  5. Garlic – Few cloves
  6. Ginger – 1-inch piece
  7. Cashew nuts – few
  8. Chilli– 1
  9. Oil – 2 tablespoons
  10.  Bay leaf – 2
  11. Cardamom – 2 pods
  12. Cream – 2 tablespoons
  13. Water – 1 cup
  14. Salt – 1 teaspoon
  15. Turmeric powder – Half teaspoon
  16. Chilli powder – Half teaspoon
  17. Cumin powder – Half teaspoon
  18. Garam Masala – Half teaspoon
  19. Kasuri Methi – 1 teaspoon
  20. Coriander leaves – 1 tablespoon

Method –

  1. Chop tomatoes, onion, garlic, ginger and chilly.
  2. In a pan, put 1 tablespoon of oil and fry onion, garlic, ginger and chilly. Then add tomato. Do not overcook but fry till the raw smell disappears.
  3. Let it cool completely. Then grind the fried stuff along with cashews in a grinder. Check the paste to ensure there is no whole piece.
  4. Cut the Paneer into cubes. Keep all the other ingredients ready.
  5. Wash that pan and heat it. Put 1 tablespoon of oil and 1 tablespoon of butter.
  6. Add bay leaf and cardamom pods to it. Let them crackle. Then add turmeric powder, chilli powder and cumin powder do it.
  7. Ensure that the masala does not burn. Add the grinded paste to it. Then put water and let it boil.
  8. Add cream to it. If you do not have cream, then you can use thick milk.
  9. Put the chopped Paneer cubes to this gravy. Then add salt, garam masala, kasuri methi and 1 tablespoon of butter to it. Cover the pan and simmer for few minutes.
  10. Finally garnish the curry with chopped Coriander leaves. Serve it hot.

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Corn Masala

This is a curry made from sweet corn. We all like eating sweet corn. Imagine how delicious it’s curry can taste. You can eat this dish with rice, chapati, paratha and puri.

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Ingredients –

  1. Sweet Corn – 2 cups
  2. Onion – 1 and half
  3. Tomato – 2
  4. Garlic – Few cloves
  5. Ginger – 1-inch piece
  6. Cashew nuts – few
  7. Chilli– 2
  8. Oil – 3 tablespoons
  9. Capsicum – Half
  10. Cream – 2 tablespoons
  11. Water – 1 cup
  12. Salt – 1 teaspoon
  13. Coriander leaves – 1 tablespoon
  14. Turmeric powder – Half teaspoon
  15. Chilli powder – Half teaspoon
  16. Cumin powder – Half teaspoon
  17. Coriander powder – Half teaspoon
  18. Garam Masala – Half teaspoon
  19. Pepper powder – Half teaspoon
  20. Bay leaf – 2
  21. Kasuri Methi – 1 teaspoon

Method –

  1. For sweet corn, you can use either frozen sweet corn or take out corn from a maize. Boil the corn and let it cool.
  2. Chop tomatoes, 1 onion, garlic, ginger and 1 chilly.
  3. In a pan, put 1 tablespoon of oil and fry onion, garlic, ginger and chilly. Then add tomato. Do not overcook but fry till the raw smell disappears.
  4. Let it cool completely. Then grind the fried stuff along with cashews in a grinder. Check the paste to ensure there is no whole piece.
  5. Cut half onion and capsicum into cubes. Keep all the other ingredients ready.
  6. Wash that pan and heat it. Put 1 tablespoon of oil.
  7. Add bay leaf and 1 chilli to it. Let them crackle. Then add onion and capsicum cubes to it. Sautee them but do not overcook.
  8. Put the grinded paste to it. Then add 1 cup of water and let it boil.
  9. Add salt, turmeric powder, chilli powder, pepper powder, cumin powder and coriander powder to it.
  10. Then put cream to it. Add 2 cups of corn to this gravy. Then add garam masala and kasuri methi to it. Cover the pan and simmer for few minutes.
  11. Finally garnish the curry with chopped Coriander leaves. Serve it hot.

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Paneer Dhaniya Korma

This is a delicious Paneer curry which does not involve too much preparation. It has the flavour of Coriander leaves. You can eat this dish with rice, chapati, paratha and puri.

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Ingredients –

  1. Paneer – 250g
  2. Coriander leaves – 2 tablespoons
  3. Oil – 2 tablespoons
  4. Chilli– 1
  5. Maida – 1 teaspoon
  6. Bay leaf – 2
  7. Curd – 1 cup
  8. Cream – 2 teaspoons
  9. Black Peppercorns – 4
  10. Garam Masala – Half teaspoon
  11. Cloves – 2
  12. Kasuri Methi – Half teaspoon
  13. Cardamom – 2 pods
  14. Turmeric powder – Half teaspoon
  15. Salt – 1 teaspoon
  16. Water – 1 cup

Method –

  1. Cut the Paneer into cubes and chop chilli and coriander leaves.
  2. Heat a pan and add oil to it. Put bay leaves, chilli, peppercorns, cloves and cardamom pods to it. Let the spices crackle.
  3. Add curd to it. Then put maida, turmeric powder and garam masala to it. Stir the gravy continuously.
  4. Add water and salt to this. Mix it well and simmer for few minutes.
  5. After the gravy thickens, add cream to it. Then put the Paneer cubes. Add kasuri methi to it and let it boil.
  6. Finally add Coriander leaves and mix the curry very well. Serve it hot.

Bhindi Masala

This is a tasty curry made from ladies finger. It has fried ladies finger dipped in spiced gravy. You can eat this dish with rice, chapati, paratha and puri.

Ingredients –

  1. Bhindi – 250g
  2. Oil – 3 tablespoons
  3. Garlic – Few cloves
  4. Ginger – 1-inch piece
  5. Chilli – 1
  6. Salt – 2 teaspoons
  7. Onion – 1
  8. Cashew nuts – Few
  9. Tomato – 2
  10. Turmeric powder – Half teaspoon
  11. Chilli powder – Half teaspoon
  12. Cumin powder – Half teaspoon
  13. Coriander powder – Half teaspoon
  14. Garam Masala – Half teaspoon
  15. Curd – 4 tablespoons
  16. Coriander leaves – 1 tablespoon

Method –

  1. Chop the bhindi into small pieces. Also chop garlic, ginger, chilli and onion.
  2. Heat a pan and put 1 tablespoon oil to it. Add the chopped bhindi, salt and fry well. Keep the fried bhindi aside.
  3. Chop the tomatoes finely. Grind tomatoes along with cashew nuts in a mixer.
  4. In the same pan, put 2 tablespoons oil after heating. Then add garlic, ginger and chilli to it.
  5. After that gets sautéed, put the chopped onion. Fry till it shrinks.
  6. Add the paste of tomatoes and cashews to it. Mix it very well. Then put salt, turmeric powder, chilli powder, cumin powder and coriander powder to it.
  7. Add curd to this gravy. Cover it for some time. Then put the fried Bhindi to it and let it simmer for few minutes.
  8. Finally garnish the curry with chopped Coriander leaves. Serve it hot.

Kadai Paneer

This is an appetizing curry of Paneer. You can eat this dish with rice, chapati, paratha and puri.

The recipe of Kadai Paneer is same as that of Corn Masala. The only difference is in the main ingredient. Here Paneer cubes are used instead of Corn. All the other ingredients remain same. You will need 250g of Paneer for this recipe. Please refer to the other twenty ingredients used in Corn Masala recipe. The method of preparing gravy is just the same. Usually it is preferred to have big slices of Paneer for this recipe. But you can cut Paneer according to your taste.

I hope this gives good idea of preparing the Indian curry dishes. If you want to know anything more about these recipes, then please comment on this blog.

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